Thursday, June 5, 2014

I Pray....

It's Thursday night and I should be working on my 
Friday Potpourri post

talking about how the scent of lilacs fill the neighborhood
and I love it so

but not tonight
we are in the middle of a surreal moment
a moment that has shaken our quiet little city to the core

there is a madman on the loose
with guns ~ one that has shot 5 RCMP officers
killing 3 and wounding the other 2

it has consumed me the last 24 hours
school was cancelled ~ malls were closed
no garbage picked up or mail delivered
all provincial and federal offices closed
buses pulled from the streets
and many office buildings, restaurants and bars
shut down til further notice

there is a portion of the city on lock down
police have come in from all over to assist in the search

as darkness fell tonight with still no news of capture
my heart ached

I read this post and loved it

I pray for the safety of the police out there searching

I pray for the families of the fallen

I pray for the residents in the locked down areas of the city

I pray for the parents that have to explain to their children 
why they cannot go to school and play outside

I pray that he is found and this nightmare ends soon

I am so happy to be able to post an update to this post this morning!
They caught him just after midnight last night
for those who prayed ~ I thank you

7 comments: said...

I am so sorry that you have to experience it. My prayers go to the families that have lost in this. Hopefully it will end soon and the madman is brought to justice.

Unknown said...

Lori, there are just no words. My heart breaks for the fallen, the injured, the families, all of Moncton and Canada. Thank you for honouring this by writing this post, and for directing me to the other one... it gave me tears and chills. I'll be praying for all.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh my dear friend, we are getting the terrible news here as well. Sending many many prayers. SO hoping and praying this all ends without further tragedy.

Much love,

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Have been hearing all about it on the news here Lori …….. I didn't realise it was where you lived. So tragic and heartbreaking when I saw one of the policemen break down when he was giving a press conference.
Thinking of everyone who has been touched by this terrible incident. XXXX

Cathi said...

I'm so glad they found that madman for the safety of your community and also closure for the families of the fallen officers. I've been keeping them all in my prayers and will continue to do so. xxoo


I have been following this, but had no ideas it was your sweet town. I cannot imagine the trauma. And then to read your recent post that you have lost a friend. And that sweet young family. Sending love and prayers from Chicago.


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